NBA Free Agency 2013: Cleveland Cavaliers Give Andrew Bynum $24 Million Offer

Oct 15, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) before the game against the Boston Celtics at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 107-75. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers met with Andrew Bynum earlier today. As the center left Cleveland to visit with other teams, the organization is prepared to make him a big two-year contract.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Cavaliers are willing to give him a two-year, $24 million that has a team option for the second year and there’s plenty of incentives.

Cleveland wants a team option on a second contract year to protect it against losing Bynum to 2014 free agency should his damaged knees heal enough to allow him to make a resurgence this season. The incentives of a possible Bynum contract could include minimal hurdles of completing training camp and reaching minutes and games-played plateaus in the regular season, league sources said.

This opportunity won’t last long for Bynum as the Cavaliers are already meeting with other free agents for one-year deals. According to the report, Bynum himself is looking for a high one-year contract so he will be available with all the big names in 2014.

Potentially, it’s in the cards for the Cavaliers to try and lure LeBron James back to the team if Bynum is able to rekindle his career and if Kyrie Irving continues to evolve.

Topics: Andrew Bynum, Cleveland Cavaliers

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  • Howie

    Why oh why do these mega rich owners of sports teams give these lousy losers so much money to do nothing? He didn’t play a single second for Philly and made $16 million. Overhyped loser.

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